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Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (91)
    200R
  • 22% of voters (135)
    300R
  • 18% of voters (112)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (283)
    500R
612 Total Votes  
post #4121 of 4610
Sultan, why didn't you put the rad in top of the case? No airflow on half that rad means you're basically using a 120
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post #4122 of 4610
The ax 240 doesn't clear from top .. That's why I had to put it on the bottom .

The rad is raised about an inch and the airflow is pushed on it so there will be cool air from inside the case ( pulled from the room by other fans ) passing through it. I'm not sure if that would be sufficient .. What do you think ?,

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post #4123 of 4610
I'd suggest either cutting a hole down below if you have to mount it on the floor of the case.

Otherwise mount it up front, which again will likely need some cutting to the bottom of the 5.25" bays to make it for.

Either of these options will give you the best airflow over the radiator.

My plan is to put a thin 280 up top and then a thick 240 in front. Maybe another 120/140 rad in the floor or back if I think it's worthwhile.
post #4124 of 4610
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Nice phone you got there,
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A question (again), can a Graphite 230T front panel fit on a 200R?
Edited by TTheuns - 2/19/14 at 7:25am
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Yeah , a nice phone indeed thumb.gif
post #4126 of 4610
ADD me to 200r owners list please thumb.gif






Edited by maskedmagicians - 2/19/14 at 11:49pm
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post #4127 of 4610
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I'd suggest either cutting a hole down below if you have to mount it on the floor of the case.

Otherwise mount it up front, which again will likely need some cutting to the bottom of the 5.25" bays to make it for.

Either of these options will give you the best airflow over the radiator.

My plan is to put a thin 280 up top and then a thick 240 in front. Maybe another 120/140 rad in the floor or back if I think it's worthwhile.

Yeah I totally agree with you with regards to optimal airflow. However , Given the case space limitation .. I had to improvise . I have another rad at my disposal but couldn't install it due to clearence issues. I've done what I said - raising the rad about one inche ... etc - , and I've got my peak temp on CPU at around 51C and gpu at 45C under load. both stock clocks. CPU: I7-3770k and GPU: ATI 7950 . Not sure if that's a good temp .. but I'll keep my testing up and see if it suits me as it is or I'll have to modify.

Thanks for your heads up. Looking forward to see your rig. thumb.gif
post #4128 of 4610
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That looks really nice.

Must of been a pain in the neck to manage and sleeve the cables in this tight case. kudos
post #4129 of 4610
i just dont understand sultan. the 500r is made to take a 240 in the roof and even a 280 will fit. if you cant put it inside, put it outside with the fans inside and leave the top grill/mesh/fan cover off. for stock and on water, 51*C is horrible.
well all my opinion. go on. its your pc thumb.gif
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post #4130 of 4610
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i just dont understand sultan. the 500r is made to take a 240 in the roof and even a 280 will fit. if you cant put it inside, put it outside with the fans inside and leave the top grill/mesh/fan cover off. for stock and on water, 51*C is horrible.
well all my opinion. go on. its your pc thumb.gif

The AX240 radiator is 40mm thick, therefore it will not fit at the top of the 500R (unless you remove the mesh panel, as you said, though I think that would look awful).
Corsair only designed the 500R to accommodate their current H100 radiator, which is only 27mm thick. Of course there are slimmer radiators that will fit, I use an Alphacool NexXxoS ST30, which as the name suggests, is only 30mm thick and fits comfortably.

@Sultan: Given your components, I think your current radiator placement is acceptable, however, that's only if you plan to cut an appropriate hole in the bottom of your case. It might be an easier task to try and mount the radiator at the front. This guy mounted EX240s at the front and top of the 500R: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=997916
It requires a lot of modifications, of course, but the finished product looks clean and functions well.
    
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